Up In The Air: Extended Edition

 
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Up In The Air: Extended Edition
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Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
108
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
121
Time Added:
13
Brief Synopsis:
The deleted scenes offered additional depth to Ryan’s emotional journey and provided an alternate version of the film.
Intention:
I liked the original and felt the deleted scenes offered additional depth to Ryan’s emotional journey and provided an alternate version of the film.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Cuts and Additions:
- (CUT) Ryan falling into the water as it seemed like a cheap gag. Any redundant scenes present in the theatrical version.
- (ADDED) all deleted scenes, new music for end credits (Rogue Wave/Rural Alberta Advantage)
Cover art by Elbarto1 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (1)
Enjoyment 
 
8.7  (3)
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I wasn’t too big a fan of Up in the Air, but L8wrtr swore that this EE made it much better. I quite liked the deleted scenes, especially “To Know Me Is To Fly With Me”. The main character arc is much stronger now but I’m still not crazy about it as a whole.

A/V Quality - 9
Editing - 10
Improvement - 9
Enjoyment - 8 (original 7)

Recommended drink: Tequila and apple juice

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
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DVD
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(Updated: August 31, 2012)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

August 7, 2011 @ 4:46 am

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(Updated: August 31, 2012)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

August 8, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

As Extended Editions go, this was a real treat. Quite often the material left on the cutting room floor is there for good reason. They are often silly, distracting, or otherwise way off topic for the story. Screen writers tend to over-write, and some of that makes it through to the film-making process, only to have an editor then wisely carve it out.

With Up in the Air, these scenes are none of the above. What the do however, is change the tone of the film, and the arch of the main character. Elbarto’s inclusion of the deleted scenes drastically changes the tone of this from lighthearted, to a somber examination of Ryan Bingham’s life. By the time the credits roll, you have a completely different vibe than the theatrical. Where in the original the film ends without much feeling of growth on Ryan’s part, this extended edition presents a much deeper and complex character, one who finally opens up his heart and reaches out to another human being, and then suffers the sting of loss. His arc is far more compelling, and when the film closes you get a completely different sense of the life that he will lead from that point forward, compared to the theatrical.

I suspect that when push came to shove, the studio didn’t want to release a movie with the charming Clooney in it, that was such a downer, so they cut the material that gave the film heart.

The video quality is excellent, menus are professional quality, and the editing itself is seamless, both visual and audio. There were one or two point where I noticed a very slight stutter, but overall, this was great work and one of those instances where the EE isn’t just interesting stuff, but truly makes for a better movie.

9/10

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